Obituary: Faye Silverman

Obituary: Faye Silverman

Orphaned at 8, she devoted the next 75 years to her family.

Faye Silverman, 83, of Peachtree Corners died peacefully Wednesday evening, May 31, 2017, with Bernard, her loving husband of 61 years, at her side.

She was born Hannah Faye Lewitt on June 17, 1933, in Boston, Ga., the second of three daughters born to Miriam and Ben Lewitt. In 1941, when Miriam and Ben died two weeks apart, Faye, Leatrice and Jean were split up. She was 8 years old when she went to live with her Aunt Reba and Uncle Arthur in Thomasville. She spent the next 75 years trying to rebuild the sense of family she had lost.

She met Bernard at the University of Florida, and they married June 12, 1955. She worked as a speech pathologist, first in the Wake County School System in Raleigh, N.C., and later in private practice. Faye loved children and loved to teach, but her family was her passion. Together, she and Bernie raised four children, danced at four weddings and watched proudly as their 13 grandchildren grew to adulthood. Wherever they went, the Silverman family brought the party with them.

In addition to Bernie, Faye is survived by daughter Miriam Rosner (Noah); sons Aaron (Laurie), Alan (Lorraine) and Marshall (Suzanne); and grandchildren Kenny (Michelle), Josh, Rachel, Stuart, Tori, Elliot, Greyson, Bailey and Scott Silverman and Casey, Allie, Alec and Eli Rosner. They were her light and life’s work.

A graveside service was held Friday, June 2, at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs with Rabbi Scott Colbert officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Guests are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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